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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 08:06 PM
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11. How many would be offended if I posted in Japlish the way it really was?
Having worked for them for 10 years, I have a great respect for them and their culture. I don't consider it to be racist, but it does add a certain flavor to some of my tales.

Japlish was the term originated by a Japanese friend and co-worker.
It combines their difficulty with English pronunciations of 'Vs', and 'Ls' and the co-opting of English words into their vocabulary.

Example: Japanese always tack on 'san' to your name. Especially in more formal situations. It means roughly 'honored one'.

My last name is Lambard.
So I was 'Rambard-san' to my Japanese friends.
The closest I can come to their pronunciation of 'V' is 'Bree'.
So...how many are gonna be pissed if I render these reminiscences in their original form?
Just askin'?
:shrug:

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  - Pearl Harbor Day was a bit of a touchy subject.  trof   Mar-09-09 07:29 PM   #6 
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  - See above.  trof   Mar-09-09 07:52 PM   #10 
  - How many would be offended if I posted in Japlish the way it really was?  trof   Mar-09-09 08:06 PM   #11 
     - Speaking just for myself, I read the Japanese parts with an accent.  GOPisEvil   Mar-09-09 08:13 PM   #12 
        - So, that's a yea, or nay?  trof   Mar-09-09 08:18 PM   #13 
           - I wouldn't.  GOPisEvil   Mar-09-09 08:19 PM   #14 
 

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